As you begin the process of building a home, you may wonder whether you should buy a floor plan or custom build your home. With so many options for floor plans, it can be difficult to know where to begin. This B.O.L.D. Moment will help you determine whether buying a plan or custom building is right for you.
Buy A Floor Plan
First, consider your specific lot size and shape. Oftentimes, people will use the “cut-and-paste” method for their new home. They will take a floor plan from a book, and try to do the exact same thing on their property. You must be careful when choosing this method. Floor plans from books are designed with a specific lot size and shape in mind. Certain home styles may not work for your property. If you are able to find a house plan that fits on your lot with little to no changes, a plan may be a good option for you. However, remember that ready-made plans are copyrighted. Your builder is able to purchase the rights for the plans, then make changes accordingly.
However, very few people are completely happy with a design they found in a floor plan book without making any modifications. Some builders will offer a complete design/build package. Builders typically begin by evaluating the shape of the lot to determine it’s positive and negative features. The builder will then find out the homeowner’s wants and needs. The design process will begin after.
Make sure to let your builder know from the beginning what your wants, needs, and budget are. Once your builder has a clear idea, he can work with the designer to create the custom home of your dreams! Having clear objectives and a good plan will help get you started in the right direction for building your new home.
Choose The B.O.L.D. Company
The B.O.L.D. Company is a premier Design/Build contractor in Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky. We are not limited to any set plans so you can bring us your plans and we will turn your sketches into complete construction drawings. With over 650+ custom home designs completed, our customers truly appreciate our one-on-one relationships. You can expect to work directly with the owners to find the perfect plan and location. Contact us today and let us help you get started building your dream home. Turn your vision into your dream home with B.O.L.D, the “Builders Of Lifelong Dreams”.